Tournaments (75)

BKO kids tournament

Saturday saw the first BKO kids club tournament.

We run these to give the new kids and teh inexperienced ones a first idea of what it's like to fight in a tournament. It also gives the regular fighters a bit of mat time befor ethey go to a major competition.
They are a bit chaotic  but great fun and invaluable practice for the real thing.

Yesterday was no exception. We even had the little ninjas competing.

Results.
Ninjas
1st Xavi, 2nd jazzy. 3rd Jack.
120.
1st Alex. 2nd Josh.
130 Lower.
1st Reece. 2nd. Sophia. 3rd Fran, Katie, Cohl.
130 Higher.
1st Jake. 2nd Jasmine. 3rd Belle. 4th Katrina.
140 Lower.
1st Jamie. 2nd. Ellis. 3rd. Todd. 4th Sam. Reggie.
Beginners.
1st. Marley. 2nd. Eva. 3rd. Ryan.
150+
1st. Chillie. 2nd. Ben. 3rd. Josh. 4th. TJ
140+ higher.
1st Robbie. 2nd Maggie. 3rd Dan 4th. Rossi.

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Watford WON

The first tournament of the year was in High wycombe at the WON.

We had nearly 40 people registered to fight at this one, but colds and flu etc took a few out, but still a healthy  large team arrived at the venue.

 

The standard was very high with competitiors from Hungary, Austria, Italy, csech republic, Spain and many more.

Our kids team are gaining experience all the time and moving up the levels. This means that although they are improving, they have to fight in harde sections. Either heavier, taller, older, higher grades etc. Still the kids team are gaining places and beating opponents who they lost to last year.   There were great perfomance from all the kids and especially the first timers at such a big tournament. I was very pleased with Jamie's fighting as he just did everything we told him in his fights and even though he didn't quite get into the medals this time, the improvement was fantastic and will see him win medals in future I'm sure. Great mature fighting from Adam also who hit his opponent with a juping backfist and side kick in the same movement, but still didn't get  a point! It was Like's first time and he warmed into his bout. At the end of the fight he scored some lovely punches, but was not given a point and this cost him the fight. 

Adults put on a good show as well. Rory fought in the vets section and came up against Ed Lofts. Probably teh best vet fighter around. So unporedictable and rangy. He cought Rory at first, and Rory had to constantly push the fight to get some points back. Very hard day at the office, but great experienced gained. Well done Rory.

Harry also had a difficult draw when he faced World champ Chris Aston on the first round. Harry is returning to points sparring and this is just the experience he needs. he pushed the fight too much in the early stages and got caught, which let the fight get away and Chris Racked up the points in his usual style. 

Mitch fought in two categories. She did well against the Italian champion, in the semi final of the vets gaining a bronze. But her experience really told in her final of the inter section where her timing  won her a Gold.

George was ill today, but still fought in three sections. He had a great fight with Cory cook in teh grand slam and despite narrowly losing, was pleased with his perfomance and how he handled the fight considering he was 50%
In the regular sections George reached the semi finals and faced Alex Veres. What an awesome fight with both of them thrying to out think eachother. George went ahead at first, but Alex pulled it back and in the final seconds George threw a testing backfist to pull out Alex's counter. He was a little too deep however and the counter hit giving Alex the win.
In the second section They met agin in the final, but by this time George was feeling very ill and had to stop the bout on several occasions to throw up into a bag! Despite this he caried on and got the silver.

Results.
Joe Bronze.
Tyler Bronze.
Jake Bronze.
Belle Bronze.
Rory Bronze.
Katrina Bronze.
Charlotte Bronze.
George Silver, Bronze.
Maggie. Gold, Silver Bronze x2
Robbie Bronze.
Rossi Bronze.
Mitch Gold, Bronze.

Well done to all the BKO fighters who came and the parents and helpers for their support.
 
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New Calendar2019

Here is the new Calendar for 2019 so far.

As usual there are so many more events and tpurnaments to add as we go along.

20191

Rob Payne ranked 2nd

After Robs wins in both the British and European championships, he is now ranked 2nd in the WAKO world ranking. Well doe Rob and you also gained your black belt. What a year. :)

Congratulations.

robp

It was the biggest BKO World championships we ever had last night with over 100 bouts and 2.5 hours of competition. Some great fights occurred with various match ups of ladies, men and kids.Harry Watson finally came out the winner just pipping Jim to the post by 1 point. Charlotte also won the Girls World championships. Great fun.
Thanks to Leigh Randall who came all the way from Wales to Referee the proceedings. :)

We had four fighters representing Team GB in 6 categories in the WAKO European chamionships in Maribor this year.

Unfortunately Liz had to drop out because she became pregnant. Kat found that her two opponents had pulled out and WAKO rules are, No fight no trophy.

That left George and Rob.
George had the honour of leading the flag out in the opening ceremony
He faced a tricky Turkish fighter in the first round and looked to be settling in well scoring his backfist and front jab. The second round changed as his opponent caught up and in the third round it was close, but  the Turkish fighter won by 2 points. George was understandably gutted as he has all the skills and experience needed to beat this opponent who made the final. Sometimes these things happen and it is just not to be, but we take it, analyse it and move on.

Rob fought an Irish opponent in his semi final fight and it was a close one. Both fighters were nervous and it took extra time to seperate them. When Rob started using his round kick and pulled away by 3 points.

In the final Rob met a quick and moveable Danish fighter. Rob realxed more in this fight and his timing and reverse punch was scoring on his opponent time and again.  By the end of the fight Rob had won 13-5 and was the WAKO European Champion 2018. A great title to add to his British champions medal won earlier this year.

Congratulations Rob

 

Cimac Superleague finals

The Final National tournament of the year took place in High Wycombe at the Superleage finals.

We took a large team and had a few in the running for grand champions.

There were some great fights from all our members 

Paige fought in the advanced ladies category and got a 1st, 3rd

Katrina 2nd, 3rd. Charlotte 1st. Rory 1st. Robbie 2nd. Ellis 2nd. Rossi 4th. Maggie 2nd, 4th. Liam 2nd. Szymon 3rd. Andy E 2nd. Rossi 4th. Jasmine 4th. Jake 4th.

Then it came time to find out who the Grand champions for  the league were and BKO had quite a few.

Maggie became grand champion in 3 Categories both points and light contact.

Liz. Ladies

Andy E. Mens vets

Rory. Mens inter

Page Girls advanced

Katrina Pee wee Girls

Liam Boys light con

Charlotte Girls advanced

Then to crown the year off Charlotte was announced as fighter of the year. A great accolade.
Well done team a great year competing with 270 1st 2nd and 3rd place trophies for the club .

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D Day Watford

We took a small squad to the D day inter club at Watford. This was a tournament for maily beginners, but also some of teh experienced fighters run by Dave ryan.

D-Day Results 
Jake 3rd and 2nd
Katrina Ferioli 4th
Ben 1st and 4th
Robbie Brown 3rd
Rossi Brown 4th

Well done BKO today was exciting - Ben was awesome in his first ever fight showing great confidence. Jake not afraid of anything or anyone getting better all the time. Katrina fighting a lot better than before actually thinking about the techniques and showing better movements. Brothers Robbie and Rossi made it to 3rd place fight off with Robbie taking it away

Liz

 

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Bristol Open

We took a large squad to the |Bristol Open. There were many new faces fighting and we entered the light con and Points divisions.

So many fights took place On Saturday the light con and team fights were on. Cat and Szymon fought well in their first tournaments and got to the semi finals. The Browns were in the tag teams but were unable to progress farther than the quarter finals. George joined with Callum from the Falcons and they fought as the Wessex warriors In the semi final they met the American team and after a hard fought bout it went to extra time. The Warriors narrowly lost and had to settle for third.

Kat and Mitch fought in the Ladies vets and advanced gaining bronse medals in both.

Next day saw the points fighting. 
Charlotte got a silver  and  Maggie Robbie and Rossi got Bronzes. Alex was the fighter of teh day reaching teh final of the beginners under 10s aection where  he had a great fight with a far more experienced fighter. It was all even till the last 10 seconds when he gave away a point and  got Silver

Jasmine and \Belle also fought in the pee wees section, With Jas getting silver

There were no intermediate sections in teh adults, so most of our middle grades fought in the advanced sections to gain experience. Nicolle gave a great account of herself and as a green belt against a world champion she fought well and was happy, but not expected to win.

Win of the Day was Rory who along with Andy E and Mark W fought in the vets sections. Mak had a tough fight and Andy ganed a good 3rd. Rory fought through to the final winning a close bout against teh world champ on the way. In the final he remained composed and ran away the victor. Brisol open champion. 
George also had some great bouts against very tough opponents  He fought to the semi final  with a wonderful sudden death score. \In teh final he was against a very good itaian kicker and was fatigued by all the fighting. Near the end of the last round he took a head kick and had to chase which left him too much to do Bronze for George. Another notable fight was Adanm who, although he lost showed great timing strenght and improvement and was unlucky not to progress further.

Well done team 

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SIMAC SUPERLEAGUE dORKING

The day was gold!!! 
Excellent fighting from everybody!
Results

Paige 1st
Maggie 1st
Charlotte 1st and 3rd
Katrina 1st and 2nd
George T 2nd
Ellis 4th
Robbie 4th
Jamie 4th
Rossi 4th
Jake out ( but scored lots of points) 
Rory 1st
Andrew E 3rd
Rob 1st
Neil 3rd

14 fighters 6 1st 2 2nd and 3 3rds

Everyone was fighting brilliantly and all ready for the Bristol open next week!!!

George

 

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